With Brexit in the news - well it has been for over two years - I read an article where someone prattled on about the past woes of the Common Agricultural Policy. It involved huge surpluses of various food items being stockpiled and ending up not being used at all. As I put a new … Continue reading Ink Mountain!
The slippery slope of all things fountain pen, is that there may come a time when you part company with a large sum of money to buy one. To you, the amount in question was perfectly justifiable...in fact quite reasonable. You are seen using your new pride and joy by friends, family, work colleagues and … Continue reading How much!!?
You might have read my previous blog post in which I describe the painful accident where I actually managed to drop and break my Conid Kingsize Bulkfiller. (Might be worth a look if you haven't). After reaching out to Conid they said they could help. I have to confess that I expected any replacement part … Continue reading Conid Kingsize back from the dead
Yesterday - Saturday, 1st December 2018 - was another London Club pen meet. The preceding week had been a busy one and I was looking forward to my fountain pen fix. I made the short journey to the meet-up location at 'Bierschenke' braving both the weather and Christmas shoppers. (If you like Zombie films or … Continue reading London Pen Club Meet – December
You might have already read that I managed to break one of my Conid Kingsize Bulkfiller fountain pens. I will post a link below just in case you haven't seen the damage. Well there is an update. I contacted the wonderful people at Conid and they are going to be sending me a replacement titanium … Continue reading Conid Update
It wasn't that long ago I wrote a blog post about a pen that has been a prized possession since buying it. I now find myself writing another blog post about the same pen, for a very different reason. My beloved Conid Kingsize with ebonite cap slipped out of my hand when getting it from … Continue reading Woe is me! Look what I just did!
What sort of fountain pens do you own? What sort of pens do you choose to buy? Could any of them be classed as vintage? In this blog post I ponder the battleground that is vintage verses modern. I suppose it might be an idea to try and fathom what a vintage pen actually is? … Continue reading Vintage verses Modern